What can I do to sell my home fast?

Before we even begin to discuss just how to do it, understand that there are no shortcuts, as I know, you’re in a hurry! How you answer the questions below will set the way of how fast your home will sell.

What is your motivation or urgency to sell?

Having a motivation to sell your home, hammers a sense of urgency into a homeowner. Do you have this motivation to sell? Perhaps one of the scenarios applies to you:

Relocation – are you relocating out of town for a new career position that you were just offered? Or do you need to move to take care of a loved one that’s in need of your help? There are likely a number of reasons why you might be relocating, forcing you to sell your home.

Life event; marriage, baby, divorce, illness – life is full of delightful planned events and then there are also the storms of life that can turn our lives upside down. Are you wanting to sell for a life event? If so, you likely have a greater sense of urgency to get your home sold.

Upsize, downsize or better location – If you’re young and on your way up in the world, you’ve probably been scoping out larger homes to move into or perhaps you’ve been single and a life event, described above, demands more room for a growing family; a spouse and/or babies on the way! Or you could have already raised your family, the kids are grown, and you’re looking to downsize to a more manageable space; who needs 5 bedrooms now? The less to keep clean, the better! Perhaps, it’s a different location that you seek; out to the suburbs or closer to the city.

Without a motivation to sell your home, can you still be on board to do what’s necessary to sell your home fast? Well that depends … can you take the advice of an experienced Realtor who can guide you on the home selling process? If you’re more concerned in following your own lead, then you’ll likely have difficulty in selling your home fast. Listen to your knowledgeable, local Realtor professional and you too can sell your home fast, even though you aren’t pressed to do so; you have an added luxury of time.

As reported by Keller Williams research, roughly 58% of homeowners have some urgency to sell their home. Those that are really in urgent need of selling their homes amounts to 14%. Where do you fit?

Now that we’ve discussed your real motivation to sell your home, let’s discuss what else will matter on how fast you can sell your home.

Be ready

Be accurate and prompt

Accuracy and promptness of your offer is key here. Don’t think that willy-nilly will work. Every “i” must be dotted. Every “t” must be crossed. Every blank must be filled in accurately. Make sure all timelines are effective and in agreement with other timelines of the contract. Every needed addendum and disclosure must be presented. Understand, that you must adhere to all timelines too.

When inquiries are made that require your attention, you’ll want to get right on it and don’t delay. Don’t give the Sellers any reason to view you as being inattentive.

Be easy on inspection result demands

Even after you’ve won your home through the offer you presented to the home Seller, it’s no time during the home inspection to suddenly become a Buyer who says my way or the highway. By no means am I saying that you shouldn’t be concerned about the inspections results, however it’s not the time to nitpick about every little detail that may come up, as there always seems to be a lot of little things that come up during a home inspection. It’s best to try to work together with the Seller to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement for any needed repairs. Of course, if there are larger needed repairs, you can always reconsider you purchase if the Seller is being outrageous and not accommodating. Understand that the Seller could not agree to your repair requests if they knew there had been any other interested Buyers waiting in the wing. To summarize, just make sure that any repairs/adjustments that you request don’t get in the way of what you’re willing to accept to own the home. sell your house

Be your charming self

This should come easy for you right? We can all be charming. All kidding aside, if you simply tell a story about why the Seller’s home would be perfect for you it can likely pull at the Seller’s heartstrings. Tell them about you and/or your family, by all means spill your heart and soul to the Seller. Let them know why their home would be just perfect for you. Here’s a story, I’ll tell you, that worked well for one of my Seller’s:

A Buyer had viewed my Seller’s home and at the showing one of the children of the Buyer had left their doll behind. The Seller let me know and I advised the Buyer’s Agent. The Seller had received multiple offers on their home and even had one offer that was higher than the Buyer’s whose child had left the doll behind. The Sellers decided to accept the Buyer’s offer with the doll. They stated that they liked the fact that a young family would be buying their home as they had lived in the home all their lives while raising their children. An example of pulling at a Seller’s heartstrings. Does this mean that you should leave one of your children’s toys behind when viewing a home, hmmm, maybe, just maybe.